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Metro West Calendar: May 29-June 4, 2019

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Wednesday, May 29

Windermere Pool: The Windermere Pool, 2308 Windham Road, South Charleston, opened for the season on May 25 and is accepting new members. The pool offers a safe, family-friendly experience. Benefits include free swim lessons, a coached swim team through 12th grade, a separate baby pool, toddler time, member social events and more. See and click on “Info” and other links at top of page. Email or call 304-767-1588 for more information.

KVSS Senior Picnic: Kanawha Valley Senior Services will host its annual Senior Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tiskelwah Center, 600 Florida St. in Charleston. Seniors (age 60 and over) living in Kanawha County are welcome to attend.

Lasagna Lunch: The Nurture Team of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, 607 Shrewsbury St., Charleston, will serve a meat/vegetable lasagna lunch, with artisan salad, roll and dessert, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. To place orders, call 304-343-1873; if there is no answer, leave a message.

Friday, May 31

Free Community Dinner: A free community dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 905 Glendale Ave. in South Charleston. The United Methodist Women will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs with all the fixings, potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs and drinks. An assortment of cookies and cupcakes will be offered for dessert. Enter the church’s Social Hall from Daniels Avenue. For more information, call 304-744-3211 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

Alzheimer’s Benefit: An Alzheimer’s Benefit Vendor and Hot Dog Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at in the Urban Cleaners parking lot (across from The Cold Spot) in Dunbar. Vendors and their wares will include Avon, Paparazzi, 31, Mary Kay, Color Street, Pampered Chef, candles, baked goods, jams and jellies and cookware. Vendor spots are available for $20. Vendors must provide their own tables. Call 304-549-8668 to reserve spots or receive more information.

ARC Rummage Sale: A rummage sale to benefit the The Appalachian Reading Center’s partial scholarship program will be held at the ARC offices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For directions or more information, call 304-744-8188 or visit

FOP/FOPA Car & Bike Show: The 15th annual Fraternal Order of Police/FOPA Car & Bike Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Capital City Lodge #74. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be presented beginning at 2 p.m. Breakfast will be available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Rusty Flowers at 304-543-8325 or

Bird Hike: There will be an hour-long “Bird Hike” starting at 10 a.m. at Ridenour Lake in Nitro. The hike will be led by naturalist Sara Miller, who has led similar hikes at Kanawha State Forest. Those interested in participating should meet at the lake’s Shelter 4 and dress accordingly.

Historical Society Open House: The St. Albans Historical Society will have an open house at its museum, 404 Fourth Ave. in St. Albans, adjacent to the historic C&O Depot, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books, yearbooks and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for the society’s files. Morgan’s Kitchen will be open this summer every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., as well. Morgan’s Kitchen is located on MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans, across from the Parkway Flea Market. This museum has pre-Civil War pioneer items and cookware. Admission is free.

Food Truck/Music Festival: The St. Albans Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a food truck and music festival from 4 to 8 p.m. at the St. Albans Roadside Park. Several food trucks will be on site, and music will be performed by Mike Bennett, Travis Vandal and Sonic Threshold. The festival will also include inflatables, face painting and more. For more information, contact the St. Albans Parks and Recreation office at 304-722-4625.

Kanawha Kordsmen: The award-winning Kanawha Kordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present its 45th annual show, “Everyone in Harmony,” at the Davis Fine Arts Center, West Virginia State University, Institute, at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the four-part a cappella harmony produced by the Kanawha Kordsmen, the show will feature a special guest, a mixed choir, Harmony ReChoired. Tickets are available from chapter members,, or call 304-346-SING (7464). Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance. WVSU students and faculty members with be admitted free with ID.

Sunday, June 2

Gospel Sing: Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, 2002 Childress Road, Alum Creek, will host the local gospel group Reliance at a 6 p.m. gospel sing.

Tuesday, June 4

SCCC Business After Hours: CrossCountry Mortgage will host a South Charleston Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event from 5 until 7 p.m. at 205 D St. in South Charleston. The cost is $10 for Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for others. Pre-registration is required; register/RSVP to or 304-744-0051.

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Funerals for Thursday, June 27, 2019

Boggs, Curtis - 2 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.
Booth, Richard - 1 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.
Brooks, Tressie - 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Cantley, Karen - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans. 

Cunningham, Gary - 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Davis, Kevin - 1 p.m., Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

Fields, Thomas - 11 a.m., Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Hager, Joseph - Noon, Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

Herman, Betty - 11 a.m., Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. 

Jenkins, Kittie - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersvill.

Oxley, Bob - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Sizemore, Roscoe - Noon, Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church, Gauley Bridge.

Stull, Cynthia - 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Craigsville. 

Thaxton, Hansel - 7 p.m., Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Thompson, Diane - 11 a.m., Stanley Family Cemetery, Mud River.

Walker, Violet - 1 p.m., Keith Full Gospel Church, Keith.

Woodell, Annette - 11 a.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.